Pigeon Point Lighthouse

by | Jul 24, 2019

Pigeon Point Lighthouse is on the San Mateo Coast about 30 minutes south of Half Moon Bay. It’s no longer a functional lighthouse but the facility has been converted into a small hostel. It’s location on the coast makes it one of the best seawatch locations for seabird sighting. I was down near the lighthouse one day on a seawatch when I saw a flock of pelicans fly over the lighthouse buildings and thought to myself “perfect picture!”, so I set up my camera and framed the composition and waited.

And waited…

And waited….

45 minutes later, I had multiple images of gulls flying over the lighthouse, of which I like this one the best, but never again during my stay did Pelicans cooperate. The joys of landscape and bird photography…